[USN-3282-2] FreeType vulnerabilities
emily.ratliff at canonical.com
Thu May 18 01:58:26 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3282-2
May 16, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
FreeType could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
crafted font file.
- freetype: FreeType 2 is a font engine library
It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed
font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font
file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.
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